Goveton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2DS
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Goveton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2DS
In South Devon is Buckland Tout-Saints, a gorgeous country house hotel that is the perfect secret escape far from the hustle and bustle. The authentic charm and traditional style are what characterise this 17th Century luxury building.
What makes a stay at Buckland Tout-Saints unique?
Located in the centre of the South Devon countryside is Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, it sits on the outskirts of Kingsbridge and is close to the sailing town of Salcombe, the historic town of Dartmouth and the medieval town of Totnes. Dog-Friendly Hotel Dogs are welcome to stay at Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel and there are gorgeous countryside and coastal walks on the doorstep to wear out the four-legged friend.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Buckland Tout-Saints?
Buckland Tout-Saints houses 16 individually designed bedrooms that cater for an array of tastes, from contemporary accommodation to authentic luxury. The original 8 bedrooms and 2 larger suites adopt the traditional country house style which means, for many, a four-poster bed proudly centres the room. Since then, 6 bedrooms have been developed, all with a striking, modern decor.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Kingsbridge area?
The area of Kingsbridge is the focal point of the surrounding luscious, rich countryside; it is within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and sits on its own estuary, therefore making it undeniably popular for walking and sailing. The town manages a comforting balance between tourism and tranquillity which only compliments its charming atmosphere.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Food at Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel Head Chef Ted Ruewell's enthusiasm and hunger for perfection come across in his menus. Ted Ruewell is the Head Chef of this proud 2 AA Rosette restaurant; his enthusiasm and hunger for perfection are channelled daily into his food. The kitchen team follow in Ted Ruewell's footsteps by maintaining his ethos of using the freshest, most local ingredients possible in order to design top quality mouth-watering dishes for a unique and unforgettable fine dining experience.
Buckland Tout-Saints also has a Wedding Venue:
Buckland Tout-Saints is part of the following Inspirations:
"If any hotel bears out my maxim that the more remote the destination the better the food must be, then Buckland Tout Saints is the ultimate test. The hotel challenges any belief you may still have in your GPS. As General Manager Mike Hall says, “You drive down one country lane after another, each one narrower than the last and then, just when you think you’re completely lost, there we are!”
Buckland Tout Saints is a mansion on a low hill, two storeys high at the front and three – or more – at the back as it looks down over groves of rhododendrons and garden terraces.
The house was built in the seventeenth century as a typical, rather grand three-sided manor house. In last years of the nineteenth century it was given a major makeover that created a fourth side, blocking off the old courtyard, as had been done at Buckingham Palace in 1847.
This radical refurbishment involved the installation of pew panelling taken from St Martin’s Church, Carfax in Oxford which was used to decorate the stairs and smoking room (now a delightful old bar). Ironically the Victorian’s demolition of Carfax Church – an act intended to make traffic able to pass more freely along Cornmarket and Queen Street -- was ultimately rendered unnecessary as both streets have recently been pedestrianised. Nevertheless the hotel bar looks good with all that ancient wood panelling and if you take the door marked Gents you’ll come across some rather wonderful Victorian WCs including one with an iron cistern labelled The “Speedwell” by its London manufacturer. Less private rooms on the ground floor include the beautiful Queen Anne dining room, panelled in Russian pine behind which were discovered a tranche of family portraits in oils that had been inexplicably hidden. These serious-looking mid-Victorians (probably former owners) now line the walls of the dining room. The mansion has been a hotel since 1956 and has established a good reputation for food. The menu includes Dartmouth crab and local venison, scallops from Start Bay (seven miles away), duck from Sladesdown Farm (18 miles away) and excellent Sparkling Brut from Gusbourne in Kent. Indeed the wine list is extensive for a four-star property.
Definitely a hotel worth visiting. But make sure your GPS is well charged beforehand."
Information on Buckland Tout-Saints hotel , Goveton , Kingsbridge
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: 9 Classic Doubles, 5 Superior Doubles, 2 Master Suites
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed: last 2 weeks in January
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome (under strict supervision)
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (£10 per dog, per night)
Romantic Details: honeymoon suite, romantic setting, peaceful haven
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Accreditation: Part of the Eden Hotel Collection, AA Small Hotel Group of the Year 2014 – 2015. Best Customer Service Winner - South Devon Excellence Awards 2010/2011
Colour TV, telephone, Free Wi-Fi internet access, Luxury toiletries
Gardens and grounds, Doomsday Book dovecote, Award-winning restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 4 function rooms, Conference and meeting facilities, Car parking, Heli-pad
Board games, card games, reading
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Boules, Croquet lawn, Giant Jenga, Bike riding
Golf, Beaches, Sailing, Fishing, Shopping, National Trust properties
|Local directions:||North of Kingsbridge on the A381. Follow the brown tourism signs to Buckland-Tout-Saints.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Plymouth (22 miles)
Exeter (40 miles) , Bristol
Totnes (9 miles)
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Mon 23 May 2016 – Tue 30 Apr 2019
Relax at Buckland for a Romantic two-night breakaway. Includes a 2-course dinner and breakfast on both days. Treat your loved one to this romantic escape where a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolates awaits you.
Master Suite: £449.00
Superior Room: £379.00
£20.00 per night for Friday & Saturday bookings
Excludes Xmas/New Year/Valentines week.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-86178
2 Night Devon Break
Thu 18 Jan 2018 – Tue 30 Apr 2019
Visiting at this time of year means you can enjoy all the delights of this wonderful area in peace and tranquillity. After a day exploring landscapes of unparalleled beauty, sit back and relax in our lounge.
Our mini break includes full English breakfast each morning, two course dinner on one evening and cream tea on one day.
Our two night mini break is available from £229.00
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-93536
Winter with Eden
Tue 01 Jan 2019 – Sun 31 Mar 2019
Winter is here, and our beautiful hotel is a luxurious destination for a cosy break. Put your feet up in and relax in style! Our winter break includes a Winter Spritz cocktail, a two dinner to value of £27.95 per person, accommodation & breakfast.
From £169.00 per room per night .(based on a couple sharing a classic room)
Subject to availability. Breaks are valid from 01/01/19 – 31.03.19.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-95775
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